"Yes, I am barefoot." Sometimes I answer like that, when people realize in astonishment: "Oh, you're barefoot!" My family, our friends and neighbors know that I am always barefoot, except at work. For other people it is surprising to see me going barefoot in stores, to the doctor, to the church or to offices, especially in cold weather conditions. If they give me the opportunity, I explain that I walk barefoot since my childhood and that it is a basic need for me to live without shoes.